Indore: Indore, the largest city of Madhya Pradesh, has marked the city’s entry on the medical tourism map of India with an uptick in the number of foreign patients coming for treatment to the city. The rise has been due to the availability of world-class medical technologies, and a growing compliance with international quality standards.
“Till now, medical tourism patients have largely been visiting India’s metros but we feel that Indore has the potential of becoming the medical tourism hub of central India and ranking high on India’s map of cities offering quality medical care,” said Dr Rajneesh Kachhara, Head of Institute of Neurosciences, Medanta Indore. “We hope to host a good share out of the 2.4 million medical tourists, who are expected to visit India by 2020.”
The medical tourism industry in India is predicted to reach $6 billion by 2018. India has been serving more than 700,000 international patients annually in metros till now, including Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi. Tier 2 cities, like Indore are now emerging strongly on India’s medical tourism map with the quality of healthcare services and international treatments being offered in the city, according to a statement by Medanta Indore.
Abzalov Mirumar, a patient from Uzbekistan visiting Medanta Indore for treatment of a cerebellar tumour (posterior cranial fossa), said, “I chose Medanta Indore for their quality of treatments and expertise of their doctors. The facilities at Indore are comparable to the best in the world and are no less than a metro. I would recommend Indore, and indeed India to anyone from my country.”